Tony spent over 20 years in the RAF and flew Tornado GR1, Hawk and E3D Sentry. After leaving the RAF he has flown in a number of roles around the world. Initially flying business jets then B737. He then took a short break from aviation and became a commercial maritime skipper running his own wildlife cruising business in North west Scotland. After this, a spell as a ground school and simulator instructor on the RAF’s new Hawk T2 then a trip to Ghana to head up surveillance training on the DA42. Currently he is the head of training and chief pilot in a company that operates high performance UAV’s. In this role he flies 2 types of UAS each capable of speeds in excess of 450kts and at altitudes between 15’ up to 40,000’. These high performance UAS’s are flown line of sight and utilise additional over the horizon links to ensure full manual command and control. Throughout his aviation career he has spent the majority of the time in an instructing and examining role. As an CFS A2 QFI, Tactics Instructor and instrument rating examiner he has an understanding and empathy with pilots new to the aviation business. Although based in York, Tony spends a lot of time in the Western Isles of Scotland and has intimate knowledge of the area.